Christie's "Trespassing" (2021, 2nd Offering) - Curated by Ronnie K. Pirovino / An Online-Only Sale Including Cross-Category Selections by NFT artists, KAWS, Banksy, Yoshitomo Nara and Daniel Arsham, and more

Christie’s is pleased to announce the second offering of Trespassing, a groundbreaking online sale curated together with Ronnie K. Pirovino. The sale traces graffiti’s influence on contemporary art and embraces the energy and humor of artists inspired by the medium, and will be open for bidding online between July 9-22. In 2020, the inaugural sale set numerous world auction records for artists such as Katherine Bernhardt and KAWS and was 210% sold by value.

Trespassing will feature works across collecting categories by leading names such as KAWS, Banksy, and Invader and will also juxtapose works by Jonas Wood, George Condo and Allison Zuckerman that share the same dynamic spirit. The sale will also feature a selection of unique NFTs by artists including Mad Dog Jones, Victor Mosquera, and Fvckrender, and will be the first time NFTs have been included in a multi-category online sale at Christie’s.

 

KAWS (B.1974)
WHAT PARTY (KCC3)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 30 in.
Painted in 2019.
Estimate: $100,000-150,000
Price Realized: 275,000

 

Pirovino has partnered with Christie’s on this ongoing series of curated auction sales as a Curator-at-Large. Balancing contemporary art and NFTs, he aims at harnessing innovation at the intersection of art and technology. His pursuits encompass entrepreneurial projects throughout the contemporary and digital art spaces. Notably, after his collection grew to prominence, he departed a successful career in digital advertising to focus on his passion for art.